Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi has named an unchanged starting line-up ahead of his side’s clash with fierce rivals Derby County this afternoon.
The Reds will be targeting their eighth win of the Championship season when they welcome Derby to the City Ground, and Lamouchi has stuck with the same side that secured a 2-1 victory over Luton last weekend.
Lewis Grabban and Sammy Ameobi both found the net as Forest bounced back from defeats against Wigan and Hull to seal an important victory over the Hatters, and they will now be targeting another success against Phillip Cocu’s side.
Lamouchi is without injured duo Alfa Semedo and Samba Sow for the clash, in addition to long-term absentee Tendayi Darikwa, while midfielder Ryan Yates is set to make just his third appearance of the season during this key fixture.
Forest revealed their starting line-up on their Twitter account ahead of the match:
🔴 TEAM NEWS 👊
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) November 9, 2019
Who will come out on top?
Plenty of Forest supporters responded to the team announcement with many of them declaring their satisfaction with the starting line-up, while others also described it as the best team Lamouchi could have named given his options.
Here are some of their reactions…
Best lineup we could put out, shame about sow and semedo. Midfield options limited today. But see how we go #coyr
— ®️🅾️©️KY💪 (@123inger) November 9, 2019
Unchanged, how I thought we’d go into it. Up to second for a little while with a 6+ goal win, doable tbh. Who will be the ramslayer today?? #nffc
— Scotty J (@ScottyJwheeler) November 9, 2019
No shocks in the line up then lads you know what to do
— wilsonineos (@RichWilteamsky) November 9, 2019
I would have seen Robinson in there as I think he has been solid for us but still a great line up #COYR
— Guy Peacock (@gupe1979) November 9, 2019
Happy with that 🥳
— James Bridge (@jkbridge24) November 9, 2019
Can I marry a tweet?
— Commander Rapid (@jonnypitchfork) November 9, 2019
Worrall to score early from a corner and Yates to seal it 2-0 midway through the 2nd half. Home-grown talent and passion is where the win will come from. #coyr
— Stephen McCalden (@smccalden) November 9, 2019